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Welcome, welcome, welcome. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Hey, great to be together. Let me encourage you, the Pro America Report – go to proamericareport.com, pro americareport.com and listen. Excuse me and check in there. A lot of these great segments that we do, people will email me or text me after the show and they’ll say, hey, what about this or what about that? And I’ll say I’ll go over there and you can listen again. And people have questions on things. So do that.
And also you can sign up for the daily email, the WYNK, what you need to know, which is available over there. Again, proamericareport.com. We will talk later today to our friend Ted Malloch. I think, I’ve got to ask him more specifically, I can say this general statement. Ted Malloch, our friend who has been fighting some cancer, is doing great, doing a lot better, and his health is on the rebound, let’s say, which is awesome. We’ll talk with him about a piece he wrote about taking the escalator or the de escalator in the Ukraine and what’s happening. Very clear eyed guy, Ted Malloch. He’s not a neocon and he is not a new world order guy, although he’s been in the middle of those worlds in his long career. And he’s got a perspective on Putin and Putin’s people. And so we’ll see what he has to say.
We’ll also catch up with John Schlafly. See what John Schlafly says on the appointment, the nomination hearings of Judge Jackson to the US Supreme Court. And that’s what we’re going to get to and what you need to know today. Today’s WYNK, what you need to know, is about what I call the Supreme Court theater of the swamp.
And here’s what you need to know. Remember when Brett Kavanaugh was nominated and you said to yourself, man, this guy looks totally qualified. In fact, he looks a lot like Chief Justice John Roberts and the others that have been nominated in the last few years. He’s kind of been trying out for this job for a long time. He doesn’t seem to have any statements. He hasn’t written anything outside of the norm, the idea of being someone who needs, wants to be on the Supreme Court.
His nomination and the hearings were cruising along and he looked like a shoe in. He had the right credentials. He had the right recommendations. And Brett Kavanaugh was cruising along. And in the midst of that, you’ve got Cory Booker and Kamala Harris – who knew that Kavanaugh was going to be confirmed – and they just were grandstanding. It was Supreme Court theater of the swamp, and they were really just looking for sound bites to try to run for President.
And it was working in the sense that the media was playing along. Kamala Harris was getting these blaring headlines on CNN and Cory Booker was crying. I don’t know if he was crying in that one, but he likes to cry, gets emotional. And they were running for President. They both ran for President.
So Judiciary Committee hearings are just theater, Supreme Court theater because everybody in the swamp knows the vote tally. And with Kavanaugh, you’ll recall it was cruising along until Michael Avenatti and a few others came up with the most horrendous accusations. And they tried to derail it. And they almost worked. It almost worked in part because the media covered as factual, as true, the assertions, the allegations against Kavanaugh. They covered it as if it was true, like the Hunter Biden laptop, like the Russia hoax. You get the idea.
So now here we are with Judge Jackson, and it’s Supreme Court theater again. And the theater is going on in the swamp. In the swamp, everybody knows Jackson has the votes. She has the votes. Manchin from West Virginia, Sinema from Arizona, who have been thorns in the side of the President on his nominations and on his build back better plan. They have signaled that they will sign off on Judge Jackson. That’s… She is, Judge Jackson is going to get on the Supreme Court and everything else is Supreme Court theater.
Because there’s not a real fight, there’s not a real argument being made about her appointment. There’s not a real conversation being entered into on what’s happening, on her role on the court, on the judicial philosophy. None of that’s happening. There is some red meat like Kamala Harris and Cory Booker on Kavanaugh. You’ve got some fights over sentencing pedophiles. And what is, pedophilia bad? Lindsey Graham is against pedophilia. Senator Josh Hawley is worried about sentencing. Whatever. It’s not real. It’s not real.
It’s either feeding the base so you don’t have a primary as a Senator or it’s trying to run for President. Ted Cruz will get in on this and it’s not real. It’s Supreme Court theater of the swamp. And here’s the one trick that I don’t know why Republicans and Conservatives don’t understand. The media never covers it fairly. They’re not going to cover the efforts to create sound bites that is happening in the Supreme Court theater right now. They’re not going to cover it like they did for Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, where they made Kamala Harris and Cory Booker look good or tried to.
Instead, they’re going to make it creepy. They’re going to make it the Republican man beating up on a black woman, being too rough and not nice and being tangential and talking about pedophilia. Here’s a trick I’ll tell you. If you can put your name or your opponent’s name in the same sentence with pedophilia, the person that, your opponent is losing. You don’t want your name, you don’t want your name associated with a word like pedophilia.
One of the reasons, you know it’s the old thing: if you’re explaining you’re losing. If you have to explain an accusation against you, you’re already losing ground. And if you’re allowing yourself to, the other side to frame the argument about something, and you’re talking about it… You would think, oh, well, Judge Jackson is going to have to answer questions about her sentencing preferences regarding convicts of pedophilia or pornography or something. But the media is not going to help.
And so the Supreme Court theater is only hosted, it’s only moderated to the detriment of Conservatives. See Brett Kavanaugh. He had a perfect set of hearings until they threw the most outrageous allegations at him. And then he paid the price. He goes to the supermarket and has people say, oh, yeah, look at that guy. He did this or that. Total lies, total fraud.
And so it’s not going to work well for the Republicans to enter into the Supreme Court theater and think that the swamp and the media and others are going to give them the credit. It’s not going to happen. And so here we are, the American people, again, ill served by the process, ill served by the reality. And the facts of the swamp, what’s actually going on, are the Judge Jackson’s going to be confirmed.
That’s just what’s going to happen. You can say you want something different all you want. You can wish it was something different all you want. It’s not going to be different. And that’s the reality. And so I’ve only watched a little bit of it, the hearings. And again, I don’t think anything is changing. And so there you go with that. The question you ought to be asking is how much of the rest of what you’re shown is theater and how much can you believe of what you’re shown and how much is totally a fake and totally fake news.
All right. That’s what you need to know today. The Supreme Court theater of the swamp is going forward. One last thing, and I’ll get to this while we’re talking, because I got an email from one of our listeners. You can email me, by the way, Ed@phyllisschlafly.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. And someone emailed me a question. They said, I don’t think Donald Trump is going to run. What do you think?
And I just point people to the facts, not speculation, the facts on the ground. The recent campaign finance filings show that former President Donald Trump has raised millions more in the first quarter of this year. Millions, I think 10 million, 12 million. He’s up to like $130,000,000 cash on hand. That’s more than most, either one of the current tallies of the political parties, the RNC or the DNC. He has raised money hand over fist.
Now, here’s a trick someone said, they said, but he’s not being supported by the rich guys, the wealthy people, the ones that generally fund these big campaigns. My answer to that is that’s true. He’s being supported by grassroots contributions, which is even more amazing because those people, if someone gives to a campaign $100, they’ll give $100 twice more. That’s kind of the rhythm of giving in political campaigns. So when you get a grassroots person that gives you $50 like they give Trump, they’re going to give again, that list is valuable.
But here’s what else happens. In 2016 Donald Trump did not have the support of the big money folks. The big money Republicans that helped fund campaigns, they did not want Trump and they didn’t really want Trump until he won the nomination and really until the convention in Cleveland and then they begrudgingly came across to him. He did not have the money and the support of the establishment folks in the Republican party when he ran the first time. What he had was, he had earned media from the cable TV outlets showing every one of his rally speeches – which was huge, right?
And then he had the base, the grassroots, energetic set of grassroots that stuck with him. And that grassroots was probably maybe 30% of the party Republican party back then. Now it’s about 70% he’s got the grassroots. Now he has about whatever tens of thousands of donors to him and yes, he doesn’t have the same earned media but he’s got 100% name ID. So the people think he’s not running don’t understand the facts on the ground… today, he’s running. A lot can change in the next six months or a year, but today he’s running and you can take that to the bank.
All right, we got to take a break. We’ll come back, we’ll talk with John Schlafly, Schlafly Report and we will also catch up and make sure and see what is happening with the great Ted Malloch. We’ll be right back, everybody. It’s Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Back in a moment.